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Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity under climate change


Fordham, DA and Jackson, ST and Brown, SC and Huntley, B and Brook, BW and Dahl-Jensen, D and Gilbert, MTP and Otto-Bliesner, BL and Svensson, A and Theodoridis, S and Wilmshurst, JM and Buettel, JC and Canteri, E and McDowell, M and Orlando, L and Pilowsky, J and Rahbek, C and Nogues-Bravo, D, Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity under climate change, Science, 369, (6507) Article eabc5654. ISSN 0036-8075 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.abc5654


Strategies for 21st-century environmental management and conservation under global change require a strong understanding of the biological mechanisms that mediate responses to climate- and human-driven change to successfully mitigate range contractions, extinctions, and the degradation of ecosystem services. Biodiversity responses to past rapid warming events can be followed in situ and over extended periods, using cross-disciplinary approaches that provide cost-effective and scalable information for species' conservation and the maintenance of resilient ecosystems in many bioregions. Beyond the intrinsic knowledge gain such integrative research will increasingly provide the context, tools, and relevant case studies to assist in mitigating climate-driven biodiversity losses in the 21st century and beyond.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:extinction, climate change, Quaternary, paleoenvironments
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Palaeoecology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Brook, BW (Professor Barry Brook)
UTAS Author:Buettel, JC (Dr Jessie Buettel)
UTAS Author:McDowell, M (Dr Matthew McDowell)
ID Code:144153
Year Published:2020
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (CE170100015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2021-04-26
Last Modified:2021-05-04

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